Writer, Director, Editor, Producer

A person wearing glasses  Description automatically generated with medium confidenceDónal Foreman is an Irish filmmaker living in New York City. He has been making films since he was 11 years old. Since then, he has written, directed and co-pro- duced 3 feature films and dozens of short films. The Irish Times has called him “one of our very best young filmmakers”, and his features have received praised from the Hollywood Reporter, Sight & Sound, the Guardian, Film Comment and Filmmaker Magazine. He has been nominated twice for the Irish Film & TV Academy Awards, for the Rising Star Award in 2014 and for Best Documentary in 2020. His second feature The Image You Missed premiered at Rotterdam and has gone on to screen at over 40 festivals in 20 countries including Edinburgh, CPH:DOX and Viennale, winning nine awards in- cluding the Grand Jury Prize at BAFICI. The Irish Times recently declared it one of the 50 best Irish films ever made.


:TCOG Cast & Crew pics:Dale-Dickey---Poor-Boy-00168-1.jpg Dale Dickey is an American actress who has had a distinguished career in theatre, film, and television. Dickey won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female for her performance opposite Jennifer Lawrence in the 2010 independent drama Winter’s Bone. She is best known for her character roles in a number of mainstream and independent films by directors including Debra Granik, Sean Penn, Clint Eastwood, Tony Scott and JJ Abrams - and for recurring performances in television shows such as My Name Is Earl, Breaking Bad, True Blood and Justified. Other TV guest roles have included The X-Files, Frasier, Gilmore Girls and Grey’s Anatomy.


A person with long hair  Description automatically generated with low confidence Judith Roddy, born in Derry, has worked on stage, film and TV.  An alumni of Theatre Studies in Trinity College, Dublin, she is an Irish Times Theatre award winner (Best Actress in a Supporting Role 2003), and was nominated for Irish Times Best Actress in 2015. Her TV appearances include Derry Girls, The Fall, Darklands and Rig 45. She has appeared on stage in the National Theatre and the Royal Court London, and most recently starred alongside Stephen Rea in Frank McGuinness’ The Visiting Hour at the Gate Theatre, Dublin.


:TCOG Cast & Crew pics:Screen Shot 2018-10-10 at 1.16.13 AM.pngFionn Walton is an IFTA-nominated actor whose screen credits include What Richard Did (dir. Lenny Abrahamson), Cardboard Gangsters (dir. Mark O’Connor), Out of Here (dir. Donal Foreman) and more recently The Delinquent Season starring Cillian Murphy. Theatre roles include The Rehearsal, Playing the Dane (Abbey Theatre); The Plough and the Stars (National Theatre, London); Juno and the Paycock (Gate Theatre, Dublin) and Juno and the Paycock (Bristol Old Vic/Liverpool Playhouse).


A person with a beard  Description automatically generated with low confidenceAndrew Bennett is one of Ireland's most respected stage, film and TV actors. He has appeared in over 20 films including Angela’s Ashes, Black ‘47, Dating Amber, Garage, The General and The Hole in the Ground.  TV appearances include Rebellion and Resistance, Finding Joy, Trial of the Century, Moone Boy, and Love/Hate. He has performed in plays too numerous to mention both at home and abroad, for the Royal National Theatre in London and the Abbey in Dublin, and for companies including Corn Exchange, Pan Pan Theatre Company, Druid Theatre Company, Passion Machine and Rough Magic, among others.


A picture containing person, person, posing, hairpiece  Description automatically generated Rebecca Guinane is an Alumni of Trinity College’s MPhil in Theatre and Performance and has a BFA in Film from Columbia College, Hollywood. Film and television credits include the 6-part drama Acceptable Risk, Michael Inside (Best Feature Film IFTA 2018) and Stay (Samson Films). Theatre credits include Shelter directed by Oonagh Murphy; Playboyz (The New Theatre), It’s Not Over (Samuel Beckett Centre), and Seven Plays directed by Grace Dyas (Abbey Theatre).


A person in a striped shirt  Description automatically generated with low confidence Cillian Roche is an actor and live art performer known for his regular collaborations with the Experimental Film Society led by Dublin-based Iranian filmmaker Rouzbeh Rashidi. He has appeared in several feature films by Rashidi as well as filmmakers including Michael Higgins, Dean Kavanagh and Ivan Kavanagh, and the visual artist Seamus Nolan. He has performed in theatre and art events around Ireland and internationally in the UK, Greece, France, Italy and Latvia.

Executive Producer

:TCOG Cast & Crew pics:Mike+Ryan.jpg Mike S. Ryan is an American producer who has helped realize many groundbreaking films in the last fifteen years. Junebug, starring Amy Adams, made its international premiere at Cannes in 2005 and went on to be one of the lowest-budgeted feature films ever nominated for an Oscar (Best Supporting Actress, 2005). Other credits include Todd Solondz’s Palindromes and Life During Wartime; Bela Tarr’s final film, The Turin Horse; Kelly Reichardt’s Old Joy and her Meek’s Cutoff starring Michelle Williams. His films have garnered nominations and prizes from the Academy Awards, Independent Spirit Awards, Gotham Awards and many more. He was nominated for an Independent Spirit “Producer of the Year” Award and was one of Variety’s 2007 “10 Producers to Watch”.


A person with long hair  Description automatically generated with low confidenceEdwina Forkin founded the independent production company Zanzibar Films in 1998, and has since produced over 41 award-winning film and TV productions, including Sanctuary, Headrush, Penance, Royally Ever After and the Jack Taylor series with national German TV station ZDF. She has also worked on many Arts Council funded projects with experimental filmmakers including Paddy Jolley and Vivienne Dick.

A person with a beard and glasses  Description automatically generated with medium confidence Liam Beatty is founder/director of Alice Productions, a Dublin-based production company that produces comedy and drama projects. Prior to producing The Cry of Granuaile, Liam produced the feature drama Strawberry Fields with Film London Microwave & BBC Films, which was distributed theatrically in the UK by Soda Pictures, broadcast on BBC2 and is available on iTunes and Amazon.


:TCOG Cast & Crew pics:16981_normal.jpgDiana Vidrascu is a Romanian filmmaker based in Paris, France. She studied Cinematography at the National Film Academy in Bucharest, then continued to work mainly as a director of photography on fiction and documentary projects. For the past 10 years she’s been shooting projects internationally with film directors and contemporary artists alike, such as: Mondkopf, Louis Henderson, Emilija Skarnulyte, Ulla von Brandenburg, Peter Snowdon, among many others.

She debuted as a director in 2017 and her films screened in international festivals like: Locarno Film Festival, Berlinale Forum Expanded, IFFR International Film Festival Rotterdam, BFI London Film Festival Experimenta and Chicago International Film Festival. Her latest video performance for Mondkopf’s live act How Deep is Our Love (2019) was performed at Whitechapel Gallery London and La Villette Sonique Paris.

Costume designer

A person smiling for the camera  Description automatically generated with medium confidenceMaeve Paterson has over 30 years’ experience designing for feature films, TV, commercials, theatre and stills photography. Recent projects include Dnal Foreman’s The Cry of Granuaile, Netflix’s The Siege of Jadotville starring Jamie Dornan. She has worked with directors including John Boorman, Alan Parker, Jim Sheridan and Mike Newell. She has costumed actors including Brian Cox, Cynthia Nixon, Daniel Radcliffe, David Bowie, Dennis Hopper, Hugh Grant, Jamie Lee Curtis, John Hurt and Jon Voight.


Music composers

A person and person smiling  Description automatically generated with medium confidenceNick Roth is a saxophonist, composer, producer and educator. A curious predisposition and a steadfast refusal to accept the existence of boundaries between the real and the imaginary has led to collaborations with an array of international performers, composers, choreographers, visual artists, poets, sculptors, directors, festivals and ensembles.  He is artistic director of the Yurodny Ensemble, a founding member of the Water Project, and a partner at Diatribe Records, Ireland’s leading independent record label for new music.

Olesya Zdorovetska is a powerful and innovative voice in new music, fluent in a diverse range of disciplines and working internationally across numerous fields of activity. As a solo artist and collaborator, she crosses the fields of improvised, jazz, Afro-Caribbean, contemporary classical and experimental music, and regularly composes for film and theatre.

Script supervisor

:1EF48EAB-51FE-49D7-A3CE-8FB9BC85FD81-420x420.jpegPatrick Harrison works with arthouse filmmakers on the development and production of their work. His credits include translating for Subobscura Films (Vienna/Paris), script editing the award-winning documentary film The Image You Missed (2018) by Irish filmmaker Dónal Foreman, and script supervising Foreman’s narrative feature The Cry of Granuaile (2022).  His writing has appeared in Millennium Film Journal, Artforum, N+1, and The New Inquiry. He has taught courses at UC Berkeley on futurism, documentary, media theory, and experimental film and media art, as well as curated film screenings at the Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive.



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